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Sexually Transmitted Infection Campaigns that Promote Sex. YES.

I sometimes wonder if I downplay the risks of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) when I talk to kids about sex and to parents about sex-positive parenting. It’s not that I don’t want people understanding that STIs are a real risk.  It’s just that protecting ourselves requires more than a condom.  It requires a belief that … Continue Reading »

The Pill – Birth Control for Control Freaks?

The pill was a game changer. I bow down to its creators – activist Margaret Sanger, Endocrinologist Gregory Pincus, chemist Carl Dieresis, Gynecologist John Rock and biologist, feminist and heiress Katherine McCormick.   In 1960, when the pill was approved for contraceptive use in the US, it changed how women exercise self- determination.  Imagine always fearing … Continue Reading »

Lovin’ the Jewels – Feeling your balls for health

The testes are veritable dynamos of manufacturing power, churning out about 1000 sperm per second, or about 30 billion – yes, billion – per year.  Mathematically speaking, 10 to 20 ejaculations hold enough sperm to populate the earth. Human sexuality in a world of diversity Rathus Nevid  Fitness-Rathus Herold & McKay So it’s not the … Continue Reading »

Vaginas don’t have tastebuds

I love hearing about kids that are making logical connections about sex.  ‘But vaginas don’t have tastebuds’ was an 11 year olds response when her older brother declared that he had been to a store that had grape flavored condoms. First I thought about how smart she is.  Then it reminded me of bubble gum … Continue Reading »